System Class INTEGER

Class Precedence List

integer, rational, real, number, t

Description

An integer is a mathematical integer. There is no limit on the magnitude of an integer.

The types fixnum and bignum form an exhaustive partition of type integer.

Abbreviating.

Compound Type Specifier Syntax

• integer [lower-limit [upper-limit]]

Compound Type Specifier Description

This denotes the integers on the interval described by lower-limit and upper-limit.

• {\figref\SyntaxForNumericTokens}
• {\secref\NumsFromTokens}
• {\secref\PrintingIntegers}

Notes

The type `(integer lower upper)`, where lower and upper are most-negative-fixnum and most-positive-fixnum, respectively, is also called fixnum.

The type `(integer 0 1)` is also called bit.

The type `(integer 0 *)` is also called unsigned-byte.

\issue{REAL-NUMBER-TYPE:X3J13-MAR-89} \issue{FIXNUM-NON-PORTABLE:TIGHTEN-DEFINITION}